I made cupcakes for my work last night and when I had one today I noticed that the bottom of the cupcake was burnt. I did notice while I was baking that they did not smell as chocolaty and delicious as they normally do. I did bake with two pans on the same rack when I normally bake them one at a time. Could this have caused the problem?
Also for another not related question, I have read about how great adding pudding and an extra egg in cake mix is but every time I have tried it the cake seems to be drier than normal. Yes, the cake is more dense and easier to work with but I thought the point was also to make the cake more moist? Any thoughts?
try just adding the pudding, the extra egg can have a "drying" effect.
As for the burnt bottoms, using 2 pans could have caused the heat to not circulate as well in the oven (almost blocking it from rising as much).......try putting a sheet pan underneath the muffin tins next time to keep the bottoms light